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George P. Smith is professor emeritus of law at The Catholic University of America Law School and a residential fellow at The Institute for Advanced Study at Indiana University in Bloomington.
Chapter 1: Challenges to the Notion of Dignity as a Human Right
Chapter 2: The Origins and Historty of Human Dignity
Chapter 3: The Indignities of Pain and of Suffering at the End-Of-Life
Chapter 4: Dignity in Domestic and in International Context: Aspirations, Limited Successes, and the Legacy of Senator Bricker
Chapter 5: Impleting or Impeding Dignity: Subsidiarity and Proportionality
Chapter 6: Modern Formulations of Dignity: Clarifications and Calibrations
Chapter 7: Advancing Global Frameworks Toward A New Social Order
The concept of dignity is a core one to lawyers and philosophers, yet it is often misunderstood and misapplied. In Dignity as a Human Right?, Professor George P. Smith, one of the world's greatest medical lawyers, clarifies the concept of dignity as a human right in an insightful, significant and powerful analysis.
— Jon Herring, University of Oxford
With this deep, nuanced, analytic dive into human dignity, Professor Smith draws on and, indeed, extends his prior influential and leading scholarly work in bioethics, its particular and various intersections with the law, and how it might inform vexingly complex and crucial end-of-life questions
— Michael Heise, Cornell Law School